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Here's Why the SAT May Be Your Best Test
The SAT will be digital everywhere, starting in 2024. You'll be able to take it on a device you're familiar with. If you're deciding between the SAT and the ACT®, see how they compare.
Digital SAT vs. ACT
|Widely accepted at U.S. colleges
|Built-in graphing calculator
|No penalty for guessing
|Free best-in-class practice and prep
|Fee waivers for eligible students
|Free score reports
|Measures what you learn in high school
|Measures what you need for college and career success
|Connects to college and career planning tools
|Connects to scholarships
|2 hours and 14 minutes
|2 hours and 55 minutes
|Time per question
|1 minute and 22 seconds
|*Based on publicly released ACT information.
What's Different About the Digital SAT
The digital SAT is easier to take:
When Should You Take the SAT?
Most students take the SAT for the first time in the spring of junior year and again in the fall before college application deadlines.
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Endorsed, Free Official Digital SAT Prep
The best way to practice for the SAT is free and personalized to you. The first step is to set your own target score.